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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240023/immediate-effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-obsession-induced-anxiety-in-refractory-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-pilot-study
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Doron Todder, Adi Gershi, Zvi Perry, Zeev Kaplan, Joseph Levine, Keren Avirame
OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has immediate effects on brain activity. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential use of tDCS to regulate obsession-induced anxiety immediately after symptom provocation in patients with refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). METHODS: Twelve patients with refractory OCD received cathode, anode, and sham transcranial direct current stimulation over the medial prefrontal cortex conjugant to pharmacological treatment in a crossover design...
December 12, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239696/compression-garments-and-cerebral-blood-flow-influence-on-cognitive-and-exercise-performance
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Brittany A Smale, Joseph M Northey, Disa J Smee, Nathan G Versey, Ben Rattray
This study aimed to describe the effect of compression garments on middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity (MCAv) in relation to cognitive and exercise performance whilst cycling. In a randomised-controlled-cross-over design, 15 well-trained male cyclists were recruited to participate in three identical trials wearing loose fitting shorts (control), low-grade, or medium-grade compression garments. The protocol involved four 8 min increments of cycling at 30%, 50%, 70%, and 85% maximal power output and a 4 km time-trial...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238310/parameter-based-evaluation-of-attentional-impairments-in-schizophrenia-and-their-modulation-by-prefrontal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
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Nadine Gögler, Irina Papazova, Tatiana Oviedo-Salcedo, Nina Filipova, Wolfgang Strube, Johanna Funk, Hermann J Müller, Kathrin Finke, Alkomiet Hasan
Background: Attentional dysfunctions constitute core cognitive symptoms in schizophrenia, but the precise underlying neurocognitive mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Methods: In this randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study, we applied, for the first time, a theoretically grounded modeling approach based on Bundesen's Theory of Visual Attention (TVA) to (i) identify specific visual attentional parameters affected in schizophrenia and (ii) assess, as a proof of concept, the potential of single-dose anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS; 20 min, 2 mA) to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to modulate these attentional parameters...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238296/the-effects-of-rtms-combined-with-motor-training-on-functional-connectivity-in-alpha-frequency-band
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Jing-Na Jin, Xin Wang, Ying Li, Fang Jin, Zhi-Peng Liu, Tao Yin
It has recently been reported that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with motor training (rTMS-MT) could improve motor function in post-stroke patients. However, the effects of rTMS-MT on cortical function using functional connectivity and graph theoretical analysis remain unclear. Ten healthy subjects were recruited to receive rTMS immediately before application of MT. Low frequency rTMS was delivered to the dominant hemisphere and non-dominant hand performed MT over 14 days. The reaction time of Nine-Hole Peg Test and electroencephalography (EEG) in resting condition with eyes closed were recorded before and after rTMS-MT...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238102/prevention-and-prediction-of-postoperative-bowel-bladder-disorder-using-an-anal-plug-electrode-with-tc-msep-monitoring-during-spine-surgery
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Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kei Ando, Hideki Yagi, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Masayoshi Morozumi, Satoshi Tanaka, Masaaki Machino, Kyotaro Ota, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Naoki Ishiguro, Shiro Imagama
A retrospective study was performed to examine the efficacy of intraoperative monitoring of the external anal sphincter (EAS) muscle-evoked potential after a transcranial muscle-action potential (Tc-MsEP) in spinal cord surgery, and to evaluate alarm points for EAS waveform deterioration related to postoperative bowel bladder disorder (BBD). BBD is caused by damage to the hypogastric, pelvic, and pudendal nerves and leads to a significant reduction in quality of life. Intraoperative Tc-MsEP monitoring using the EAS is common to prevent neurological deficit, but the relationship of BBD with intraoperative monitoring of the EAS has not been examined...
November 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237276/differential-effects-of-left-and-right-prefrontal-high-frequency-rtms-on-resting-state-fmri-in-healthy-individuals
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Renee S Schluter, Jochem M Jansen, Ruth J van Holst, Wim van den Brink, Anna E Goudriaan
High frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-rTMS) has gained great interest in multiple clinical and research fields and is believed to accomplish its effect by influencing neuronal networks. The dlPFC is frequently chosen as the cortical target for HF-rTMS. However very little is known about the differential effect of HF-rTMS over the left and right dlPFC on intrinsic functional connectivity networks in patients or in healthy individuals. The current study assessed the differential effects of left or right HF-rTMS (corrected for sham) on intrinsic Independent Component Analysis (ICA) defined functional connectivity networks in a sample of 45 healthy individuals...
December 14, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236921/intermittent-theta-burst-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-autism-spectrum-disorder-an-open-label-pilot-study
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Caio Abujadi, Paul E Croarkin, Bianca B Bellini, Helena Brentani, Marco A Marcolin
OBJECTIVE: Theta-burst stimulation (TBS) modulates synaptic plasticity more efficiently than standard repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation delivery and may be a promising modality for neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At present there are few effective interventions for prefrontal cortex dysfunction in ASD. We report on an open-label, pilot study of intermittent TBS (iTBS) to target executive function deficits and restricted, repetitive behaviors in male children and adolescents with ASD...
December 11, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236600/benefit-of-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-spinal-dysmorphism-split-cord-malformation-and-scoliosis
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Faisal R Jahangiri, Samir Al Sayegh, Moutasem Azzubi, Abdulrahman M Alrajhi, Monerah M Annaim, Shmoukh A Al Sharif, Tanweer Aziz, Sami Al Eissa
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) consists of a group of neurodiagnostic techniques that assess the nervous system's functional integrity during surgical operations. A retrospective analysis of a pediatric female patient was conducted who underwent 12 operations for the correction of scoliosis, tethered cord, and split spinal cord wherein IONM played an important role. From age 3 to 6, she underwent six procedures including a release of the tethered cord, resection of the filum terminale, removal of a T11-T12 bony spur, release of L3 adhesions, repair of subcutaneous meningocele, and correction of scoliosis with a vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rod (VEPTR) technique without the use of IONM...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235618/-direct-current-electrical-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-aphasia
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I R Montenegro, J A Alvarez-Montesinos, A J Estudillo, J Garcia-Orza
INTRODUCTION: Ictus is a medical condition with a high prevalence in Spanish population. One of its most common consequences is aphasia. Nowadays, aphasia is treated with both neuropsychological and pharmacological therapy. However, in recent years, transcranial direct current stimulation has been presented as a complement to classical therapies. AIMS: To familiarize the reader with transcranial direct current stimulation and to critically review the evidence on the benefits of this technique in aphasia rehabilitation...
December 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234612/near-infrared-spectroscopy-versus-transcranial-doppler-based-monitoring-in-carotid-endarterectomy
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Jun Woo Cho, Jae Seok Jang
Background: Proper monitoring of cerebral perfusion during carotid artery surgery is crucial for determining if a shunt is needed. We compared the safety and reliability of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with transcranial Doppler (TCD) for cerebral monitoring. Methods: This single-center, retrospective review was conducted on patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) using selective shunt-based TCD or NIRS at Daegu Catholic University Medical Center from November 2009 to June 2016...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234304/hypothesis-on-the-role-of-cryptochromes-in-inflammation-and-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-outcome
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Adriano Barreto Nogueira, Ariel Barreto Nogueira, José Carlos Esteves Veiga, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
We have recently found that the temperature variability (TV) in the day-night cycle may predict the mean intracranial pressure in the following 24 h (ICP24) in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients under multimodality monitoring, sedation, and hypothermia (<35°C). Specifically, we found that ICP24 = 6 (4 - TV) mmHg. TV is the ratio between the coefficient of variation of temperature during the nocturnal and the preceding diurnal periods. This result suggests that the circadian clock reflects brain plasticity mechanisms and its malfunctioning leads to deterioration of the neurologic status...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234136/study-adherence-in-a-tdcs-longitudinal-clinical-trial-with-people-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Leite, Felipe Jones, Leslie R Morse, Ross Zafonte, Felipe Fregni
STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a clinical trial. OBJECTIVES: To analyze adherence to 1-year transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) clinical trial in people with chronic pain due to spinal cord injury (SCI). We also explore the association between dropout and several baseline variables such as age, depression levels, pain severity, number of days with pain in the last 7 days, walking ability, sleep, work, relationship with others, and enjoyment with life...
December 13, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233783/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-of-20-and-30-minutes-combined-with-sertraline-for-the-treatment-of-depression
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Elena L Pavlova, Alexandra A Menshikova, Roman V Semenov, Ekaterina N Bocharnikova, Galina N Gotovtseva, Tatiana A Druzhkova, Anna G Gersamia, Anna A Gudkova, Alla B Guekht
BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can be an effective treatment for depression, however, the duration of the stimulation session, among other parameters, needs to be optimized. METHODS: 69 mild to moderately depressed patients (age 37.6±10.5years, 19 men) were randomized into three groups - 30-, 20-minute or sham tDCS. 10 daily sessions of anodal/sham tDCS of the left DLPFC (0.5mA; electrode 3,5×7cm) combined with 50mg/day of sertraline were performed...
December 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232195/crossover-design-in-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-studies-on-motor-learning-potential-pitfalls-and-difficulties-in-interpretation-of-findings
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Mana Biabani, Michael Farrell, Maryam Zoghi, Gary Egan, Shapour Jaberzadeh
Crossover designs are used by a high proportion of studies investigating the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on motor learning. These designs necessitate attention to aspects of data collection and analysis to take account of design-related confounds including order, carryover, and period effects. In this systematic review, we appraised the method sections of crossover-designed tDCS studies of motor learning and discussed the strategies adopted to address these factors. A systematic search of 10 databases was performed and 19 research papers, including 21 experimental studies, were identified...
December 12, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231781/dynamic-autoregulation-of-cerebral-blood-flow-measured-non-invasively-with-fast-diffuse-correlation-spectroscopy
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Ashwin B Parthasarathy, Kimberly P Gannon, Wesley B Baker, Christopher G Favilla, Ramani Balu, Scott E Kasner, Arjun G Yodh, John A Detre, Michael T Mullen
Cerebral autoregulation (CA) maintains cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the presence of systemic blood pressure changes. Brain injury can cause loss of CA and resulting dysregulation of CBF, and the degree of CA impairment is a functional indicator of cerebral tissue health. Here, we demonstrate a new approach to noninvasively estimate cerebral autoregulation in healthy adult volunteers. The approach employs pulsatile CBF measurements obtained using high-speed diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS). Rapid thigh-cuff deflation initiates a chain of responses that permits estimation of rates of dynamic autoregulation in the cerebral microvasculature...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230407/comparison-of-the-effect-of-low-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-with-that-of-theta-burst-stimulation-on-upper-limb-motor-function-in-poststroke-patients
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Takahiro Kondo, Naoki Yamada, Ryo Momosaki, Masato Shimizu, Masahiro Abo
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the difference between the therapeutic effect of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (LF-rTMS) and that of continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS), when each is combined with intensive occupational therapy (OT), in poststroke patients with upper limb hemiparesis. Materials and Methods: The study subjects were 103 poststroke patients with upper limb hemiparesis, who were divided into two groups: the LF-rTMS group (n = 71) and the cTBS group (three pulse bursts at 50 Hz) (n = 32)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229706/causal-evidence-for-learning-dependent-frontal-lobe-contributions-to-cognitive-control
#17
Paul S Muhle-Karbe, Jiefeng Jiang, Tobias Egner
The lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC) plays a central role in the prioritization of sensory input based on task-relevance. Such top-down control of perception is of fundamental importance in goal-directed behavior, but can also be costly when deployed excessively, necessitating a mechanism that regulates control engagement to align it with changing environmental demands. We have recently introduced the "flexible control model," which explains this regulation as resulting from a self-adjusting reinforcement-learning mechanism that infers latent statistical structure in dynamic task environments to predict forthcoming states...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229395/the-effect-of-shoulder-position-on-motor-evoked-and-maximal-muscle-compound-action-potentials-of-the-biceps-brachii
#18
Brandon W Collins, Duane C Button
The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of shoulder position, 0° versus 90° shoulder flexion, on stimulation intensity and maximal muscle compound action potentials (Mmax) and motor evoked potentials (MEP) of the biceps brachii during both rest and 10% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC). Nine participants completed two experimental sessions with four conditions. During each condition, transcranial magnetic (TMS) and Erb's point stimulation were used to elicit MEPs and Mmax, respectively. During rest, the TMS intensity to elicit a MEP response (p <0...
December 8, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228074/a-review-of-the-current-therapies-challenges-and-future-directions-of-transcranial-focused-ultrasound-technology-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#19
Vibhor Krishna, Francesco Sammartino, Ali Rezai
Importance: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound ablation has been approved for the treatment of refractory essential tremor and is being studied for other neurological indications, including dyskinesias and tremor in Parkinson disease, dystonia, neuropathic pain, obsessive-compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and brain tumors. Objective: To review the scientific foundations of FUS technology, existing neurological applications, and future advances. Evidence Review: PubMed was searched for the past 10 years using the terms "transcranial ultrasound," "focused ultrasound," and "neurological applications...
December 11, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226175/longitudinal-transcranial-measurement-of-functional-activation-in-the-rat-brain-by-diffuse-correlation-spectroscopy
#20
Igor Blanco, Peyman Zirak, Tanja Dragojević, Clara Castellvi, Turgut Durduran, Carles Justicia
Neural activity is an important biomarker for the presence of neurodegenerative diseases, cerebrovascular alterations, and brain trauma; furthermore, it is a surrogate marker for treatment effects. These pathologies may occur and evolve in a long time-period, thus, noninvasive, transcutaneous techniques are necessary to allow a longitudinal follow-up. In the present work, we have customized noninvasive, transcutaneous, diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) to localize changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) induced by neural activity...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
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